Flitting by to say


HELLO, Friday! I don’t think I’ve been so happy to see a Friday in a while! It’s been a long couple of weeks ’round these parts. I keep hitting The Wall lately, and pretty much collapsing until it’s time for dinner. I wake up and feel like I have SO much still to do and have not rested at all. I’m looking forward to this weekend as we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with my side of the family. Should be lots of fun . . . and I can probably convince my sister to cook for me!

One of the things I look forward to when Friday rolls around? Beate’s sketch. Sometimes it’s a stretch, but most of the time it’s FUN! This is my take on this weekend’s sketch. Make sure to check in on Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon to see what they’ve created. They always have good stuff to see!

Last night, I made this card and the one below while watching a movie (when I should have been working on other stuff). The butterfly and bright colors and flowers worked, I think. The movie? Bella. Wow. I’d picked up the DVD at my mom’s suggestion. She and Dad went to a special showing with the producer and actors when they were here in San Antonio promoting the movie, and both of them said that it was one of the most amazing movies they’d ever seen. It was. If you like movies with substance and a message, no violence, nudity, or bad language, and a good love story that goes way beyond a man and woman, you’ve gotta get this movie. (disclaimer: there are subjects I’m not ready to discuss in detail with my kids just yet, though. Read the Amazon link for more info.) I love to watch fluffy, light romantic movies (and this one is not that) . . . . but this one, this is one story that will stay with you for a long time.


If you’d like to know what was used, let me know and I’ll edit this post to include info. Otherwise, have a happy weekend!

Edited to add stuff per your comments and emails. Thanks for visiting!

Card one patterned paper is from Scenic Route (Love the weight of that paper!) layered on SU! palette of prints.

Butterfly & flowers by ? – I need to check the package! Bling is Kaiser. Letters are Roller Rink Thickers by American Crafts.

Card two’s layered green flower is by Petaloo, and has a brad in the middle from  K & Co. The ribbon is Making Memories. Rub-on is Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves and came from a tin full of uplifting rub-ons.

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  1. Posted May 16, 2008 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    OH I LOVE both cards! How bright and fun! LOVE the fat ribbon on both. Awesome!

  2. Posted May 16, 2008 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Love the ribbon accents you used, Jenn, and of course all the bling! The movie sounds great — will have to check that out! Enjoy your Mother’s Day weekend (again)!

  3. Posted May 16, 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Both cards look wonderful! You know I love everything you make. You are incredible in putting papers and accessories together!!!
    I am sorry the last weeks have been so crazy! I hope you get some much needed rest this wekeend!
    Big cyber hugs

  4. Posted May 16, 2008 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    love you first card!

    who makes the pink polka dot paper?

    the pink gems are just rhinestones you put on the card yourself or is it a full sticker?


  5. Posted May 16, 2008 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    YOU DID TWO CARDS? Dang, Jenn! After the week you had? SHUT UP! They are both awesome! Love that butterfly with the bling trail baby! Enjoy your weekend and get some rest! 🙂

  6. Posted May 16, 2008 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    I just have to tell you that I love your butterfly card…okay they are both super cute but that butterfly card is super adorable! 🙂

  7. Posted May 16, 2008 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Wow!! Jenn..I can’t believe you did TWO cards!!! And they are both gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flower on the bottom card…and I ADORE the bling butterfly trail on your first card!!!

    Thanks for the movie suggestion! Sounds like a movie I will love! I hope you have a relaxing weekend…sounds like you need it!

  8. Posted May 16, 2008 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Such bright, cheerful, pretty cards you make Jenn! I look forward to seeing your creations.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Posted May 16, 2008 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Both your cards are amazing!! I love all the bling on the first one!!

  10. Posted May 16, 2008 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    WOW I always enjoy the colors you choose they are so full of emotion…. I WILL case this card…. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Posted May 16, 2008 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Both cards are adorable Jenn, but I absolutley LOVE the first one!!! So FUN!!! Glad you managed to squeeze in a little stamp time this week.

  12. Posted May 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    These are great! I especially love the butterfly card!

  13. Posted May 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Wow I LOVE these, especially that first one!! I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend! And thanks for the movie recommendation – sounds really good.

  14. Posted May 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty cards. I must say the top card with the butterflies really “pops” for me. Love it.

  15. Posted May 16, 2008 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Super cute! I love them both! I love all the gems on the butterfly one . . . it is gorgeous!!!

  16. Posted May 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous cards, Jenn! No one makes Only Orange look as good as you do! Thanks for the movie tip, I’ll check it out…I’ll be on vacation soon, you know! 😉 Hope you get some rest this weekend!

  17. Posted May 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Both cards are so pretty, Jenn! I really like the felt embellies and all the bling on the first one, and the wide ribbon is a great touch for both!

    Thanks for the low-down on the movie — I read an interview a little while ago with the male star about his career and life changes and how this movie came about, though I’d forgotten all about it. It’s one I’ll definitely be adding to our ‘must-see’ list.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend. Sounds like you could use a restful one.

  18. Debra
    Posted May 17, 2008 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I love both cards! Really beautiful! I hope you are able to enjoy your weekend. And can catch some rest soon.

  19. Posted May 17, 2008 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Wow, both of these are fantastic. I love the bottom one with the funky button, and on the top I love the butterfly’s path. Joan

  20. Posted May 17, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    These are both just adorable! LOVE the bling! TFS …have a great weekend! 🙂

  21. Posted May 18, 2008 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    These cards are very uplifting, Jenn! I love the felt pieces and the bling trail on the first one, and the flower and brad (wow!) on the second card. I absolutely love a good movie so I’m going to take your recommendation to heart and rent Bella. Thanks! Take care, Jenn. I hope you got to enjoy your sister’s cooking!

  22. Posted May 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I love the colors and wide ribbon you’ve used on both of these!! Your felt butterfly is so pretty, and I LOVE the bling trail!! Beautiful flower and brad on the second!! Both are fantastic!!!

  23. Posted May 19, 2008 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Darling cards, Jenn!!

    Gotta tell ya, my Mom picked up the movie for me. Don and I watched it last night. Loved it, cried our faces off! So glad you recommended it, I love finding movie treasures like this one.

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